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Goff, Wendy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The study reported in this paper was conducted in Australia and was situated in the context of starting school. The focus of the inquiry was on determining and understanding the processes that adults engage with when coming together to support children making the transition to school. The theoretical lens of the cultural interface was used as a…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Young Children, Adults, Foreign Countries
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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Hoffman, Holly H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During early childhood, practitioners and family members are often tasked with determining optimal approaches to support social skill development in young children with developmental disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. Eight different evidence based approaches are highlighted (social narratives, scripting, pivotal response…
Descriptors: Social Development, Check Lists, Problem Solving, Video Technology
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Wright, Travis; Nankin, Ilana; Boonstra, Kathryn; Blair, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
One in 30 American children experience homelessness, and yet educators are often unaware of the challenges these students face. Drawing on a qualitative study of 21 pre-service teachers (PSTs) interviewed at the completion of their early childhood/ESL teacher education program, the overall purpose of this study was to ascertain PSTs' reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Homeless People
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Syrjämäki, Marja; Pihlaja, Päivi; Sajaniemi, Nina K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the initiatives taken by children and the responses given by professional adults with regard to the pedagogy of enhancing peer interaction among diverse learners. The study took place in four integrated special groups of public early childhood education. In groups of this kind, typically developing children and those with…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Pieng, Patrick; Okamoto, Yukari – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The present study investigated the effects of two emotion trainings on young children's knowledge about jealousy. Participants were 53 kindergarten and first-grade children who were assigned to one of two experimental conditions or a control condition. Children in the first experimental condition (video condition) received discussions about the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Leavy, Aisling; Hourigan, Mairead – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Growing awareness of the importance of education in the early years has led professional organizations and policy makers to consider the effectiveness of mathematics education for young children. Factors such as educational environments, early years curricula and teacher education are some of the many aspects that have been examined. This paper…
Descriptors: Young Children, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Fraivillig, Judith L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Understanding place value is a critical and foundational competency for elementary mathematics. Classroom teachers who endeavor to promote place-value development adopt a variety of established practices to varying degrees of effectiveness. In parallel, researchers have validated models of how young children acquire place-value understanding.…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Computation, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Warrier, Sheela; Goh, Mandy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The paper discusses some research findings in Singapore that investigated if a relationships-based curriculum extended the active involvement of the infants, toddlers, and young children (up to the age of three) in their learning. Using a relationships-based curriculum, a study conducted over a year involved the use of a well-tested, traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
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Ellis, Yvonne G.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Okely, Anthony D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Young children spend a high proportion of their time at childcare sitting. Reducing sitting time or breaking up prolonged periods of sitting may be positively associated with health outcomes among children. The purpose of this study was to identify childcare educators' perceptions of what environmental and policy modifications could be made within…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Young Children, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Salmon, Angela K.; Gangotena, Maria Victoria; Melliou, Kiriaki – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Globally competent people are aware of world issues, take perspective, are engaged and know how to communicate to different people. This article portraits a story of two kindergarten classrooms, one in the United States and the other in Greece, both working with culturally diverse children and, in the case of the American classroom, English…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Shoval, Ella; Sharir, Tal; Arnon, Michal; Tenenbaum, Gershon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The aim of this study was to test the notion that integrating movement into the learning environment contributes to the academic achievements of kindergarten students. One hundred and sixty 4-6 year-old kindergarten students participated in the study for 145 days, which included pre- and post-intervention tests in language, mathematics, and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Pretests Posttests, Educational Environment
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Helgeland, Anne; Lund, Ingrid – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Research suggests that bullying does occur in kindergarten. The extent of bullying in Norway and other Scandinavian countries is estimated to be about 12%. The purpose of this study is to investigate children's understanding and experiences of bullying. We use a qualitative approach and have conducted individual interviews and focus group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Kindergarten, Young Children
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